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Chronic stress is stress that lasts a long time or occurs frequently. Chronic stress is potentially damaging.

Features of chronic stress include:

In the most severe cases it can lead to panic attacks or a panic disorder.

There are a variety of methods to control chronic stress, including exercise, healthy diet, stress management, relaxation techniques, adequate rest, and relaxing hobbies.

Ensuring a healthy diet containing magnesium may help control or eliminate stress, in those individuals with lower levels of magnesium or those who have a magnesium deficiency. Chronic stress can also lead to a magnesium deficiency, which can be a factor in continued chronic stress, and a whole host of other negative medical conditions caused by a magnesium deficiency.[2]

It has been discovered that there is a huge upsurge in the number of people who suffer from this condition. A very large number of these new cases suffer from insomnia.

In a review of the scientific literature on the relationship between stress and disease, the authors found that stress plays a role in triggering or worsening depression and cardiovascular disease and in speeding the progression of HIV/AIDS.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Metcalfe, C, Davey Smith G, Macleod J et al. (March 2003). Self-reported stress and subsequent hospital admissions as a result of hypertension, varicose veins and haemorrhoids. Journal of Public Health Medicine 25 (1): 62–68.
  2. Alterations in magnesium and oxidative status during chronic emotional stress
  3. Cohen S, Janicki-Deverts D, Miller GE (2007). Psychological stress and disease.. JAMA 298 (14): 1685–7. "Stress Contributes To Range Of Chronic Diseases, Review Shows" (Oct. 10, 2007) [1]

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